Right mix of skills critical for Australia’s STEM graduates

Professional Scientists Australia warns it is critical that highly-qualified Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths graduates have the right mix of technical and non-technical skills as they enter the workforce. This follows the release of a Grattan Institute report yesterday revealing many of Australia’s science graduates face challenges securing permanent employment. Professional Scientists Australia CEO Chris Walton expressed…

National Research Infrastructure Capability – Issues Paper

CONSULTATIONS OPEN FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2016 Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, today opened consultations on Australia’s future research infrastructure priorities with the release of the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper. The Issues Paper identifies key areas of research infrastructure capability needed to keep Australian researchers at the forefront…

Member live on Sky News

Last night Professionals Australia member Gavin Scarman attended the candidates forum in the South Australian seat of Hindmarsh. Gavin is an experienced Defence professional and lives in Hindmarsh, and like many of our members he wanted to know what politicians (and aspiring politicians) have to say about the critical losses the Defence science and engineering workforce are experiencing as a…

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: Advancing Medical Research

Thursday 28 April 2016 About the report: The Best and Brightest – Advancing Medical Research Survey Report 2016 reviews the workplace experiences of researchers in the Medical Research Institute (MRI) sector. The Professional Scientists Australia report examines the workplace experiences of medical researchers, and looks at issues facing the workforce and sector. The report shows…